AMSI-Mahler Lecturer 2013: Akshay Venkatesh

The Mahler lectures are a biennial activity organised by the Australian Mathematical Society, and supported by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute, in which a prominent mathematician tours Australian universities giving lectures at a variety of levels, including several public lectures.

Akshay Venkatesh is Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University. He received his PhD in 2002 from Princeton University and his undergraduate degree from The University of Western Australia. His research is in pure mathematics - specifically, in number theory and related areas. His research interests are in the fields of counting, equidistribution problems in automorphic forms and number theory, in particular representation theory, locally symmetric spaces and ergodic theory. In 2008 he won the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize. This annual prize is for outstanding contributions to areas of mathematics influenced by the genius Srinivasa Ramanujan.

Lecture tour:

Date  Location Venue/Time Title

Mon 23
Sep 2013 
Brisbane Colloquium, Lecture Theatre 214, Otto Hirschfeld Building, Building 81, University of Queensland (14:00 EST) Dynamics and the geometry of numbers

Mon 23
Sep 2013
Brisbane Evening Public Lecture, Lecture Theatre 358, Physiology Building 63, University of Queensland (18:00 EST) How to stack oranges in three dimensions, 24 dimensions and beyond 

Wed 25 Sep 2013
Perth
Colloquium, AGR Room, University of Western Australia Science Library, 11:00 (13:00 EST)

 
The Cohen-Lenstra heuristics: from arithmetic to topology and back again


Wed 25 Sep 2013
Perth
Evening Public Lecture, University Club Theatre
Auditorium, 18:00 (20:00 EST)
Two centuries of prime numbers


Thu 26
Sep 2013

Perth/Adelaide


Public Lecture, Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre,
18:00

How to stack oranges in three dimensions, 24 dimensions and beyond

Fri 27
Sep 2013
Adelaide Colloquium, Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre, 15:00 Dynamics and the geometry of numbers
Mon 30 
Sept 2013
Sydney

Evening Public Lecture, Eastern Avenue
Auditorium, 19:00

Two centuries of prime numbers

Tues 1
Oct 2013
Sydney


AustMS Plenary morning talk, Eastern Avenue
Auditorium, Time TBA

TBA

Fri 4
Oct 2013

University of New  South Wales

Colloquium, Red Centre Theatre, Room G001 Red Centre East Wing, 14:00

The Cohen-Lenstra heuristics: from arithmetic to topology and back again


Mon 7
Oct 2013
Monash Colloquium, Room 345, Building 28, 14:00 Dynamics and the geometry of numbers

Tue 8
Oct 2013
Newcastle

Colloquium, AGR Room, 10:00

Dynamics and the geometry of numbers

Wed 9
Oct 2013
Canberra Colloquium, Venue and time TBA

The Cohen-Lenstra heuristics: from arithmetic to topology and back again


Thu 10 Oct 2013
Melbourne

Colloquium, Russell Love Theatre, 12:30  

From spherical harmonics to spherical varieties: harmonic analysis on homogeneous spaces and the Langlands program

Thu 10 Oct 2013
Melbourne Public Lecture, Michell Theatre, 18:00 How to stack organges in three dimensions, 24 dimensions and beyond
Fri 11 
Oct 2013
Wollongong Colloquium, Room 6.210, Building 39C, 13:30 Torsion in the homology of arithmetic groups
Fri 11 
Oct 2013
Wollongong Afternoon Public Lecture, Room 67.104, Building 39C, 17:00 How to stack oranges in three dimensions, 24 dimensions and beyond